Black Watch 42nd 1860’s – 1880’s Pattern Brass OR’s Feather Bonnet Badge. As worn during the Crimean war.
An Old badge – Perhaps Fox & Company an early restrike circa early 1900’s – Came from a large military badge collection compiled in London in the 1960’s. The little known company called Fox & Company that originated in Southsea, Hampshire, England, in the early 1900’s. Even to this day not that much is known about the company. Somehow they had acquired the majority of the original sets of dies for the then obsolete glengarry cap badges which had been worn by the British Army during the period 1874 -1881. Great for display as part of a collection or re enactors.
Feather bonnet badge in brass voided. This pattern St Andrews head under letter R and tail behind the body.
Ref KK 494. Circa 1880s.
East – West copper lugs.
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The 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot was a Scottish infantry regiment in the British Army also known as the Black Watch. Originally titled Crawford’s Highlanders or the Highland Regiment and numbered 43rd in the line, in 1748, on the disbanding of Oglethorpe’s Regiment of Foot, they were renumbered 42nd and in 1751 formally titled the 42nd (Highland) Regiment of Foot. The 42nd Regiment was one of the first three Highland Regiments to fight in North America.In 1881 the regiment was named The Royal Highland Regiment (The Black Watch), being officially redesignated The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) in 1931. In 2006 the Black Watch became part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.